Novel way to support Hospice Care
A local author has found a novel way to support Herriot Hospice Homecare – by donating £1 from each sale of his new book.
Frank Broughton, from Brompton-on-Swale, is celebrating the publication of his latest book – Britannia Burning, which is available in independent bookshops in Northallerton, Thirsk and Barnard Castle.
The historical story, which includes nods to our local area, is told by Flavus, who at the age of seventeen is uprooted from his home in Verulamium and sent to live with his uncle, an army officer serving on Hadrian’s Wall.
His subsequent adventures unfold against the background of the historically documented Great Barbarian Conspiracy (367AD) when an alliance of Pictish, Irish and Saxon invaders threatened to overwhelm Roman Britain.
Frank was moved to support his local hospice care charity after his mother-in-law received care from our team a few years ago. He said: “I am very pleased to give the proceeds of my latest publishing venture to Herriot Hospice, in recognition of the outstanding care and compassion given to my mother-in-law by the Herriot team during her final weeks of life."
Frank, a passionate writer of both fiction and non-fiction, began writing full time following his retirement as manager of an environmental team and has already enjoyed success with a trilogy of crime thrillers.
Britannia Burning is available priced £8.95 from: Castle Hill Bookshop
in Richmond, White Rose in Thirsk, and McNabbs of Barnard Castle.
Blog Posted 16th August 2021
Copies can also be obtained from Frank by E:firstname.lastname@example.org